MiP (16055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2008
Bottle, 8%. Roasted aroma, some coffee, roast barley notes. Black colour, small light brown head. The flavour is quite sweet, has lots of fresh coffee, with sugar almost. Some barley bitterness, get a bit sour in the finish. Also some tannin bitterness, probably from the pomegranate. bhensonb (15976) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Bottle from Josh. Pours really dark brown with a foamy 3-finger dark tan head. Aromas of creamy burnt malt. Medium body with creamy foamy carbonation. Flavor is berry, smooth burnt malt and a touch of something hoppy/spicey. Overall this is a very good flavor. I think the pomegranite is distinguishable after some time. A bit thin for an IS, but it is really very tasty. Ratman197 (15628) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottle shared by aplusbreaks poured a clear dark brown with red highlights and a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of coffee, toffee, light fruittiness and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bitter chocolate, coffee, light carmel and light pomegranate with a smooth bittersweet finish. Tmoney99 (15130) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted grain and chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a thick smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Interesting complex beer.
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2008
Sampled in the presentation tent at WBF Raleigh. Reddish black color. Medium head. Rich, malty aroma with notes of coffee and tobacco. Chocolate taste with a bit of a sour touch, perhaps from the pomegranate.
Dogbrick (14326) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Sample at the HSC Sour Beer Tasting on 06/19/2010: Bottle courtesy of a traveling colleague. The beer is black with a medium thin light beige head that diminishes to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt and grain along with some chocolate. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, chocolate fudge and coffee. Pomegranate is barely detectable. The finish is sweet bready malt with a grain and coffee aftertaste. Better than expected overall. Lubiere (14262) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2016
A deep dark imperial stout with a thick frothy lacing dark brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with loads of dark fruits, molasses, alcohol warmth, light vanilla, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with loads of dark fruits, molasses, vanilla, light chalky notes, nice and smooth. Bottle. BeerandBlues2 (14027) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 24, 2008
12-oz. bottle received via trade with dchmela. Pours clear rubied black with a small, fizzy, light brown head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, burnt), light hops (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of tar, charcoal, soy sauce, licorice, and pomegranate. Full bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness. bierkoning (13813) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2008
Bottle from Solan. Black and opague. Roast, licorice and a hint of pomegranate in the aroma. Sweetish, fruity, roasty, salty flavor with licorice. Medium to full bodied, smooth beer. Bov (13354) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 22, 2009
courtesy of Chris Beers - dark black colour with a little dark beige foam; deep aroma of pralines, black chocolate and tar; fairly roasted; thick and oily mouthfeel; moderate carbonation and a robust sweetness; fair late bitterness before a chocolatey festival in the finish - a powerful dessert beer